Due to a combination of COVID-19 stimulus relief funds issued to families, and expansions of programs such as the Child Income Tax Credit, child poverty declined by 25% in 2020 and close to 50% in 2021. However, in 2022 5 million more children slipped into poverty due to the expiration of many of these programs. Read SPI’s summary of Child Trend’s “5 Million More Children Experienced Poverty in 2022 Than in 2021, Following Expiration of COVID-era Economic Relief” article and learn about how to support programs that will reduce the number of children in poverty HERE

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